• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3047

McDonald, Marjorie Octavia

(1911 – 2001)
  • Born 30 December, 1911
  • Died 15 January, 2001
  • Occupation Human rights activist, Journalist, Print journalist, Radio Journalist, War Correspondent


Marjorie McDonald was an Australian accredited war correspondent. After graduating from Melbourne University, Marjorie worked as a journalist for Radio Australia, The Sun, and other newspapers. She wrote from Berlin, Malaya, and London, where she continued to work for The Star (London) after WWII. Her final assignments were in Papua New Guinea and Bougainville. She was a human rights activist, and campaigned against young women being sent to Pentridge Prison. She was married for a short time to WWII Commander Ian McDonald.


  • 1930 - 1960

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Scrapbook of Marjorie McDonald, 1943-1949 [manuscript]

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    • Women in Radio